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April 20, 2017
 – Building Healthy Relationships -
Mike Marino, PhD

Healthy relationships just don’t happen. Mike Marino will address some of the common mistakes people make when seeking to connect at a deeper, more intimate level. Setting clear emotional boundaries, speaking with an adult voice and learning to be an active listener will help you feel seen, heard, and valued. If your relationships feel too “one-sided” or, perhaps, you have no close relationships at all – this presentation will help you discover a path to building authentic, helpful connection with family, friends, community and co-workers.

April 27, 2017

– X The Spot! - John Jolliffe, LMFT

Has always been a rare and precious gift. Few things are more futile than people who try to make corrections or changes without a proper diagnosis.  During our discussion I will help you to learn where to put the X.

May 11, 2017
The Best of Dating 101 - Chrissy Follis, LMFT

Are you nervous about navigating the dating scene? Are you wanting to try internet dating and setting up your profile leaves you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel discouraged about your relationship future?  We will be answering all of these questions and more as we discuss ways to be emotionally ready to date, give you tools to feel confident dating, and practical ways to write profiles in a way to attract quality people.

May 18, 2017
 – The Promise of the Second Wind -
Bill Butterworth, Author and Speaker

In this presentation we will take a look at life as a story. In this story are many chapters or seasons, including times of difficulty also referred to as ‘hitting the wall.’ Yet runners know how to run through that wall and experience a Second Wind. We all dislike the chapters about walls and we all love the chapters of Second Wind, so let’s talk about fresh starts, new beginnings and second chances. This presentation is based on the speaker’s book of the same title.

$5.00 donation at the door
Single Adults Only -
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Dierenfield Hall *

Thursdays: April 20th, 27th, May 11th & May 18th -  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
* Unless relocating to another room is deemed necessary by the church

New Directions, Spring 2017

A four week series of independent seminars focused on moving forward after life changing events or circumstances.  

After the Divorce Recovery Workshop, the New Directions Workshop Series goes into more advanced aspects of thriving after divorce. Topics include dating, financial considerations, time management and strategies for building a new system of support. While this series is open to any adult, it is an extension of the actual Divorce Recovery Workshop, and serves as a continuation of that community and a support group for divorce recovery.

New Directions Program

What is in it for you?

In this 4-week seminar series, the New Directions Workshop will help you to:

"Being with people who understand." ~Nancy

"It was like a mirror for me. The subject is a great start." ~Russ

"I was in a very bad way when I came here tonight, and I'm leaving with hope." ~Anonymous

"Get right with yourself before entering into a relationship." ~Linda

"I learned that I could be prepared to be single forever. I should not require another person to make me happy." ~Anonymous

"I heard the other side's opinion on the subject." ~Brandy

"Topic was good. Lots of examples and scenarios were helpful." ~Bob


At each weekly meeting, we hear from engaging speakers who present a relational topic with humor and fresh insight providing thought provoking questions for discussion and interaction with others. The goal of the New Directions Workshop series is to leave each attendee with a renewed treasure to apply to their daily lives.

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